August 1 Friday Links Library

Posted by on August 1, 2014.

The Friday Links Library has been enjoying its summer vacation. We’re back this week with a short edition…

 

  • Yesterday was Harry Potter’s (and J. K. Rowling’s) birthday, marking 16 years since readers first met the boy wizard. A recent study suggests that reading Harry Potter makes children more empathetic or tolerant toward minority groups or people unlike themselves.

April 11 Friday Links Library

Posted by on April 11, 2014.

Could it be? Is that… sun? Are those… green sprouts coming out of the ground?

Here are a few notable stories we saw over the past several sunny, springy days:

  • Charlotte Albright of Vermont Public Radio visited Lowell, VT to talk with CLiF Year of the Book students and Natalie Kinsey-Warnock about their Story Keepers family history research and writing projects.

March 21 Friday Links Library

Posted by on March 21, 2014.

Happy Spring! Kind of. Nobody’s putting their skis away around here.

Lots of interesting tidbits in the news this week. Here’s the roundup:

  • Last week, the New York Times printed op-eds by father and son authors Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers on why we all critically need to see children of color better represented in children’s literature.